I grew up in rural Victoria, and moved to Melbourne around 10 years ago. Having completed an utterly non-vocational double degree in Music and Arts at Melbourne University, I now work in administration within the non-for-profit Arts sector.
I’m certainly not a professional sewer; my love for sewing and making things is part of a lifestyle I’ve inherited. I was lucky enough to grow up on a property where the house, a large proportion of the furniture and my childhood toys and clothes were beautifully hand-crafted by my parents, and where making stuff was normal, and often necessary, due to geographic isolation.
I’ve always loved fabrics , dressing up, old-school Hollywood glamour, and the way people lived in other eras. Sewing, my love for vintage fashion, and my fascination with collecting Australian Home Journals converged and cemented during my Uni years to become an ongoing addiction from which I still suffer!
I have created this blog to document my sewing adventures, to share my love for all things vintage, and to learn from other sewing enthusiasts. Having originally learned to sew from observing Mum, my sewing pursuits have largely been shaped, (and continue to be so!) by large amounts of trial and error. I also hope that this blog will motivate me to make more garments, take more challenges, improve my technique and remind me to be less slapdash in their construction!